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May 15, 2013 10:00am PDT
of the irs now for its admitted improper targeting of groups that support conservative policies. all right? so the irs targets conservatives and now the doj is looking into why the irs did that and whether it may have committed a crime. the doj wide ranging secret the scandal that the doj is at the center of. it's accused of doing something wrong. he have to answer for that today although the attorney general yesterday defended that action. and he will also be asked about the handling of fbi intel in the run-up to the boston marathon bombings. keep in mind, we reported here first a couple of weeks ago that the doj and a magistrate judge effectively shut down the fbi's questioning of dzhokhar tsarnaev, the boston marathon bombing suspect just 16 hours into the questioning. the fbi said it wasn't done. why did they do that? eric holder has yet to explain that. he will be asked about it today. one thing to listen for. we are hearing new suggestions that the white house needs to appoint a special council to look into particular the irs scandal rather than leaving the doj in charge of an invest
FOX News
May 17, 2013 6:00am PDT
. on the hill we're about to hear for the very first time the ousted irs chief talk as he takes questions from congress about his agency's targeting of conservatives. this could get hot. good morning, everybody, i'm bill hemmer. big and intriguing day today. well to "america's newsroom". martha: good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. this is the house ways and means committee. this is the first of several hearings that will dig into the irs matter and targeting of conservative groups opposed to president obama's agenda. bill: the president has shown the acting chief, steven miller, out the door. he is here today. we will hear from him. he was retiring in a few weeks anyway. many lawmakers are not confident that will be enough to fix matters. straight away to mike emanuel to set the stage for today's hearing. mike, good morning. >> reporter: the chairman. committee, dave camp on the way in said we want to know who hatched this. steven miller, the outgoing commissioner ins irs said errors were made but not based on partisan views. he is in the same room with the inspector general who cra
FOX News
May 18, 2013 1:00am EDT
back here monday night. >> greta: tonight, horrible customer service. that is what the outgoing irs acting commissioner calls the ers targeting of conservative groups. horrible customer are service. but members of congress are calling the irs a lot of other things. >> we provided horrible customer service here. >> we will admit that. we did. >> horrible customer service. >> who is responsible for targeting these individuals? >> he don't have names for you, mr. brady. >> we were repeatedly told no such targeting was happening. that isn't being misled, that's lying. >> i think what happened is foolish mess takes were mead by people trying to be more efficient in their workload selection. >> what happened is outrageous and inexcusable and unless those of us who strongly disagree with the tea party on many issues defend it from any impairment and allow it to be as wrong as it wants to be we impair our dem krauthammer he is. democracy. >> why did you mislead congress on the american people on this? >> mr. chairman chairman, i did not mislead congress report american people. >> did the co
May 17, 2013 7:00am PDT
on the line. it is the president's, the administrations, irs employees that work hard and it is the congress that is involved in this. people are losing confidence in our government and i hope that you feel the same sense to find out what caused this, how it could happen and help us to restore the confidence that americans should have in their government. i yield the balance of my time. >> mr. ryan is recognized for five minutes. >> we is have established and you have acknowledged that you were briefed on may 3 that there was improper criteria used for tax exempt applications. at the briefing you were told that tax exempt applications were targeting if they contain terms such as tea party, patriots, those that criticized how the country was run. after that knowing of the practices you sent letters to congress acknowledging our investigation of the allegations but omitted that the discrimnar actions were taking place. then you came here to a subcommittee hearing on this issue on july 25th. where we are investigating the filters used to hold up the 501 c 4 applications of groups. specifically,
FOX News
May 16, 2013 3:00pm PDT
navigating the choppy waters of three scandals. >> the chairman. irs and his was the second head to fall in the scandals that president obama wrestled this week. in a q & a session president obama said the white house and congress can fix the problems of the irs without the need of the special counsel and the tea party groups seeking tax exempt status. he was asked if anyone heard of thems before his counsel got word last month? >> i certainly did not know anything about the ig report before the ig report had been leaked through press, to the press. >> republicans say they complained about the irs between 2010 and 2012. a day after firing the acting commissioner for irs stephen miller, they are attempting to rebuild the trust in the irs. >> we have to make sure it is doing its job scrupulously. >> president obama called for improved training and faster military response to protect the military outpost. >> we need congress to work with us so we can fully implement all of the recommendations. >> the republicans say in march, congress provided more than 2 billion more to address embassy sec
FOX News
May 15, 2013 2:00pm PDT
and see this on the front page of "usa today." the big headline above the fold, "irs gave a pass to liberals" referring to one of three scandals threatening the administration. and that's just the beginning. when brian williams is talking watergate, jon stewart stops covering for you and even tax cheat charlie rangel won't stick up for you, things are not looking good at 1600 pennsylvania avenue. >> the last time the government was found looking into the phone calls of reporters and using the irs for political purposes, it was the nixon era. >> mr. president, when did you find out about the irs targeting conservative groups? >> i first learned about it from the same news reports that i think most people learned about this. i think it was on friday. >> no one at the office thought to run that up the flagpole. i wouldn't be surprised if president obama learned that osama bin laden was killed when he saw himself announcing it on television. >> i don't think that anyone believes the president has given a sufficient answer for america. i think this is just the beginning. >> you didn't
FOX News
May 17, 2013 12:00pm PDT
with the man about to leave the top job at the irs facing a relentless, brutal, bipartisan grilling today on capitol hill. the big question, though, who else is responsible for the agency's targeting of controversitive group -- considerative groups? steven miller and another top official forced to resign. miller said his agents made, quote, unquote, foolish mistakes and provided horrible customer service. he called those mistakes intolerable. >> as acting commissioner i want to apologize on behalf of the internal revenue service for he mistakes we made and poor service we provided. the affected organizations and the american public deserve better. partisanship or even the perception of partisanship has no place at the irs, it cannot even appear to be a consideration in determining the tax exemption of an organization. >> greg: that rhetoric not withstan, went on to argue his agents were not on a partisan mission. rather, they faced a growing up in or applications for this tax exempt status and were trying to find ways to handle a heavy work load more efficiently. still, many democrats joi
FOX News
May 19, 2013 2:00am PDT
transparent as it gets. we need huckabee silenced. send the irs to check his records and give him something else to worry about instead of harassing me and check his facebook time line, i am sure something is on there to tax him for. and send the drones to fly over his house. and confiscate huckabee's guns and see how he likes it when he can't go hunting anymore. and take his bass dpu tar away. no more music for huck hug and that will make him think again for challenging me. and now i need something for the media to get off of my back. hey, joe, it is the president. i need my vice-president to step up to plate for his country. i need you to do what you do best. go out and say something ridiculous in front of the cameras. let the media focus on. that ♪ tonight on huckabee. as three separate scandals rock the white house, the irs targeting the conservative groups take center stage. is this still america? is the governmento drunk on power it would turn his force and might to harass and intimidate an average american who only wants her voice and their voices heard? >> that average american is
FOX News
May 13, 2013 1:00pm PDT
as well, neither was your explanation today. >> don't want the irs ever being perceived to be bias and anything less than neutral. this is something that people are properly concerned about. >> neil: that is an understatement, and get ready, this is about to get worse, and apparently the message from conservatives is this: not being straight about what happened in benghazi is one thing. going straight to the irs to target groups you don't like, that is quite another thing. and that is the charge, and that is the fear. so much we don't know. this much we do. if richard nixon once famously said he gave his enemies a sword, this president might have just given them a chain saw. >> neil: welcome. i'm neil cavuto. now it's tea partiers who want to dunk the president, because they are still not have the agency going after him and whether he or anyone in his administration told the irs to do it, my next guess has had it, predicted it, dealt with it, and now wants to speak out more about it. mark on the phone with us now. mark, what did you make of the president's attempted explanation of
FOX News
May 15, 2013 6:00am PDT
morning. fox's alert on the scandal of the irs targeting certain groups widening. there is a report that the irs had a so-called look theout list and they were department in limbo for years. martha: good to have you back. here is the latest on this. the justice department and the fbi opened criminal investigations of the irs treatment of these groups. we are told 500 organizations were singled out for additional scrutiny and groups with liberal names got none of this scrutiny and they were approved for tax exempt status. they went through the process in 9 months. the conservative groups on the list had to wait up to 3 years. >> i had the commissioner of the irs in front of my subcommittee and he denied this was going on. he flat out denied it. >> reporter: did he even bother to look? >> it begs the question. was he not aware of what was going on in his agency for was he lying? bill: where are we on this story this morning? >> reporter: the anger here is on two different tracks. one is the report blames ineffective management. so what the irs was doing there, angry about on capitol h
FOX News
May 14, 2013 1:00pm PDT
noise. it worked for a while on benghazi, then abc news revealed the revised talking points. then he irs admitted 'controversitive groups targeted. and then the just department admitted the ap reporters targeted. john mccain calling for a special committee to look into benghazi on this show. others demanding reporters. reporters up in arms and a who is press secretary up against the wall. it's not how many of these scandals keep popping up but how fast they keep popping up. so here's what could be another summer bummer for an embattled white house all over again. what are we to make of this? >> well, neil, all coming together all at once for an administration that, you're right, has had a bit of a ride for a while that the press was seen as being fairly lenient with it, we'll say. but now it is clearly engaged across the board on a number of fronts, and the irs scandal is coming to a head. you can see democrats and republicans coming out with statements left and right that disthis will really be something that both sides of capitol hill will look at intensely, with hearing after hearing
FOX News
May 15, 2013 11:00pm PDT
to say about the irs. your favorite department, right? favorite agency? wad back here tomorrow night at 10:00 p.m. eastern. them. leftovers. >> bill: the o'reilly factor is on. tonight: transparency and the rule of law will be the touch stones of this presidency. >> wow. what happened to that? the obama administration is now stonewalling three separate controversies. and it is paying a terrible price. >> how does the president say with a straight face americans who trust their government? >> bill: tonight, we will report on all the controversies with bob beckel, kirsten powers, dennis miller, james rosen, and carl cameron. >> bill o'reilly wants to know how you think the country is doing right now. >> it's a longer discussion than a red carpet. bill buy the world stunned by actress angelina jolie underwent a double mastectomy. a close friend of ours did that as well. we will talk about e.d. hill about her discussion. >> late breaking news. the president fires the head of the irs. caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. >> hi, i'm bill o'r
FOX News
May 16, 2013 1:00pm PDT
: ahead of that crucial hearing on the irs scandal tomorrow, the white housing too more damage control today. >> i can assure you that i certainly tide not know anything about the ig report before the ig report had been leaked through press... >> neil: welcome. i'm neil cavuto. the president says he tide not know anything about the inspector general report leaked to the congress and the press, burt will the outcoming head of the irs have a different story? steven miller is set to testify about his knowledge of the irs scandal. and the president tapping dan werfel as acting internal revenue service director. tea party groups are fired up and now demanding a full audit of the irs and the scandal might drag on but the benghazi issue has been fully vetted. why michelle bachmann isn't remotely buying it or any of this. she is up in a moment. first, james rossen in washington with the latest. >> good afternoon. president obama today promised to deal with any structural or management issues that may have contributed to the irs's targeting of conservative-leaning groups. in a news conference w
FOX Business
May 14, 2013 6:00pm EDT
'm gerri willis. tonight on "the willis report," the long arm of the irs stretching further and further tonight, why they are looking for more information from not just political groups, but you. also, if stocks are not your thing, how to put your money into alternative investments. and jolie took a drastic step to prevent breast cancer. we'll ask the doctor if the extreme move is the way to go. we're on the case tonight on "the willis report." ♪ >> the top story tonight, the ever-increasing scandal is targeting conservative groups is getting bigger. new details, and now eric holder ordered a criminal investigation. the inspector general's report the early details of which touched off the scandal obtained by fox business in the hot hands right now. president obama's spokesman said he was confident knowing the white house was involved and scoffed at any comparisons to watergate, with us now, the center of law and justice defending people against the irs, and americans for tax reform did extensive research on the the tactics of the irs, and jennifer from americans for prosperity, which
May 13, 2013 3:00am PDT
, that the irs had targeted these conservative groups. a lot of stuff going on with this white house. >> there's big unanswered questions in both cases. if you look -- if you take a breath and say what is speculation and what is fact in both of those stories, there are still a lot of unanswered questions and republicans as a political and substantive matter, i think, are going to have to do a better job than they have in the past if they are going to serve the public interest and help to get to the unanswer the questions as opposed the breathless hysteria to things that aren't real. >> to get to the truth because a lot of things are real here. let's get to the facts. >> the irs we start with which is under fire accused of targeting conservative nonprofit groups for additional scrutiny for years. the independent agency already has apologized but there are a lot of questions yet to be answered this morning. low level employees at the cincinnati field office started looking into groups with patriot and tea party in the name. about 300 in all. dating back to 2010. some of the groups were reportedl
FOX News
May 17, 2013 10:00am PDT
" starts right now. >> megyn: fox news alert. tempers boiling about the scandal at the irs. welcome to "america live," everyone, i'm megyn kelly. we have been watching a remarkable hearing in washington, d.c. just wrapping up moments ago. both republican and democratic members of the house ways and means committee grilling the now ousted irs commissioner, booted about a couple weeks early from his job. steve miller with the blistering barrage of questions, asking him who gave the order to target conservative groups more than two years ago. challenging miller with accusation that's previously lied repeatedly to congress. when asked about this issue in prior appearances before them. and also asking whether the irs shared information on these groups improperly collected with other branches of the government. including, possibly the fbi, the atf, regulatory agencies or others. who are highlights are a dramatic day. >> these groups are then subjected to further irs investigation and document requests. irs employees later expanded their search to include groups concerned about government
FOX News
May 16, 2013 1:00am PDT
. the president fires the head of the irs. caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. >> hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. the obama administration going south fast. can it save itself that is the subject of this east coast's talking points memo. headline right now the irs scandal could be worse than benghazi as the president fires irs chief stephan miller. at this point mr. obama had to do that. >> i will do everything in my power to make sure nothing like this happens again. by holding the responsible parties accountable, by putting in place new checks and safeguards and going forward by making sure that the laws applied as it should be in a fair and impartial way. the irs admitting it targeted conservatives. listen to this. just hours earlier, than what the president just said, jay carney was saying that the white house can't really explain how the irs corruption happened because fbi is investigating. i cannot obviously comment on the investigation that the attorney general announced the other day. what i can say is that the president
FOX News
May 18, 2013 1:00am PDT
. camp. >> bill: the fired head of the irs getting grilled today on capitol hill. but as usual he knows nothing. >> i don't have names for you, mr. brady. i'm willing to try to find that out. >> bill: we have very precise irs coverage tonight and talk to a man who got hammered by that agency. >> give meme stuff. >> stuff right now. >> i'm sorry. >> bill: students are attacking teachers all over the u.s.a. but now the los angeles school district says they will no longer suspend threatening students insane? we'll have analysis. >> don't do that. >> bill: new study out of the university of california says strong men are often conservative. while weak men tend to be liberal. >> i daddy a rebel. >> is that a fair assessment? gutfeld and mcguirk. fairness weigh he in. >> bill: caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly, thanks for watching us tonight. grilling the irs. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. today the house ways and means committee questioning fired irs commissioner steve miller. one of his
May 19, 2013 12:00pm EDT
. siemens, answers. >>> issue one. irs target range. >> today secretary lu took the first step by accepting and requesting the resignation of the acting commissioner of the irs. given the controversy surrounding this audit it is important to institute new leadership. i have reviewed the treasury department watchdog's report and the misconduct it uncovered is inexcusable. it is inexcusable and americans are light to be angry about it and i am angry about it. i will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency, but especially in the irs, given the power that it has and the he reach it has in all of our lives. >> reporter: five days after the news broke that the irs the internal revenue service had purposefully targeted for special scrutiny conservative groups like the tea party. president obama announced the resignation of the led of the agency. steven miller, a 25 year veteran of the irs, and its acting commissioner for the past six months, will step down next month. earlier in the week attorney general eric holder announced a criminal investigation to determine where the laws were broke
May 13, 2013 7:00pm PDT
the irs scandal. >> irs employees singled out conservative political groups. >> the administration is under fire. >> prior to the 2012 election. >> is it all partisan politics? >> i have no patience with it. >> we had these before. where were the republicans in 2004 sfl. >> george bush had naacp audited. >> there's no targeting. >> irs commissioner was a bush appointee. >> there's absolutely no targeting. >> this is not a new program. >> this is the back and forth that happens when people apply for 501 c designation. >> take it away or make it full disclosure. >> what needs to happen next. >> the issue of talking points. >> passionate on the game with benghazi. >> the process has been a side show. >> never seen quite that look. >> the president's anger and frustration. >> this was a terrorist attack. >> focusing more on the talking points than substantive issues. >> no acts of terror will shake the resolve of this nation. >> active terror is different than a terrorist attack. >> the nation praise for those injured in this unbelievable act of terror. >> act of terror is different th
May 13, 2013 8:00am PDT
hill are really stepping up their attacks against the obama administration all over that irs extra scrutiny of conservative groups. a report by the inspector general indicates that agents with the irs began targeting conservative groups who were applying for tax exempt status, going back as early as march of 2010. cnn obtained a copy of the report which is due to be released this week. house republicans are urging president barack obama to condemn the irs for targeting groups t. groups apparently either had the words tea party in their name patriot on their applications. >> this is truly outrageous. it contributes to the profound distrust that the american people have in government. it is absolutely chilling that the irs was singling out conservative groups for extra review. >> president obama mentioned this controversy right before the start of his meeting with the visiting british prime minister. as we mentioned, david cameron sitting down with him. here's what he had to say just a few moments ago. >> as mepgsd, the president and prime minister cameron are expected to speak live
May 16, 2013 7:00pm EDT
rejected calls for an irs special council, which i think is a huge mistake. meanwhile, another top irs official has stepped down. cnbc correspondent john harwood joins us now with the details. good evening, john. >> good evening, larry, the president again was trying to get past this scandal yesterday by firing the acting irs commissioner stephen mill early. today it was by rejecting calls for a special count sim. he justified that at a news conference at the white house by pointing to the inspector general's report, investigations by many committees of congress and more than. attorney general holder also announced a criminal investigation of what happened. between those investigations, i think we're going to be able to physical out exactly what happened, who wassed involved, what went wrong and we're going to be able to implement steps to fix it. >> but, of course the president is going to be right back in it again tomorrow. because the house ways and means committee whose chairman, dave kevin, i interview -- dive dave kemp and mat t baucus. he wants more answers from miller on exactl
FOX News
May 15, 2013 8:00am PDT
new stories and breaking news. jon: there is new fallout from the irs scandal. because of his political beliefs. members want to testify before congress. ambassador john bolton weighs in with that. >>> plus a murder trial getting underway for a so-called female james bond accuse of killing an aspiring model. is all "happening now." jon: but, first, bombshell revelations on this wednesday. in a new inspector general's report about the irs unit that targeted tea party and other conservative groups. good morning to you, i'm jon scott. jenna: i'm jenna lee. the report blaming so-called, first line management for the problem, allowing irs workers to create a quote, be on the lookout list, targeting hundreds of conservative groups resulting for substantial delays for them. holding up their applications for tax-exempt status for years in some cases. however, con pick with usly missing from the -- conspicuously missing from the report, how the tax agency came to target the groups. specifically who ordered who to do all of this. this as the fbi launch as criminal investigation into the
May 15, 2013 6:00am PDT
of comparisons need to check their history. >> this morning, though, double trouble. the irs accused of targeting and bullying the president's critics and the fbi investigating government snooping on a news agency and even its reporters' personal calls. >>> later today lawmakers will grill the president's attorney general eric holder. now keep in mind the republican national committee has called on holder to resign although that wouldn't be the first time. holder has long been a lightning rod for criticism. >> ladies and gentlemen, will you please join me in welcoming the 82nd attorney general of the united states, eric holder? >> eric holder, america's first african-american attorney general, stirred controversy from the moment he took office. at a black history month event holder said the country remained voluntarily socially segregated. >> though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and we, i believe, continue to be in too many ways essentially a nation of cowards. >> america's first black president stood by holder, a man he n
FOX News
May 17, 2013 3:00pm PDT
, arrogance, or simply imcompetence? the obama administration and the irs scandal. this is "special report". >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. what has easily been the longest week of barak obama's presidency ended up with a focus today on a subject every american can relate to, taxes. the question of whether the white house had anything to do with the irs targeting conservative groups for special scrutiny. we have fox team coverage tonight with all the obama scandals. wendell goler with the story of an irs official's new job coming after more of your money over obamacare. we begin with chief congressional correspondent and the man in the hot seat on capitol hill. good evening. >> good evening. after a week of intense heat on the irs, today the agency did not back down insisting there was not a bias against conservatives. >> i resigned because as the acting commissioner, what happens in the irs, whether i was personally involved or not, stops at my desk. so i should be held accountable for what happens. >> the outgoing acting commissioner explained his upcoming departure days after a
May 14, 2013 3:00pm PDT
>> michael: coming up tonight, confused republicans say if the irs had anything to do with benghazi, then by god they'll get to the bottom of it, even if they have to retap the phones of every reporter in washington. i'm michael michael shure you're in "the war room." the white house is now in a full defensive crouch battling scandals on all sides. there is the irs controversy the ongoing benghazi investigation and the department of justice tapping the associate press' phones. jay carney deserves a stiff drink after a day like day. the department of justice reportedly tapped the phones of six reporters who contributed to a story about the planned terror plot. the problem was they published the article before the administration got to make a public announcement about the incident, and the white house had asked them to wait. the ap claims the administration said there was no national security risk in publishing it so they ran it. still john brennan now director of the c.i.a. called the ap report an unauthorized and dangerous disclosure of classified information. today jay carney denie
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May 17, 2013 11:00pm PDT
record on the fox news channel. but go to, tell us what you think about the irs or about obama care, whatever you want. it's all yours good, night from washington. h good night >> kimberly: hello, i'm kimberly guilfoyle, dana perino and greg gutfeld and it's 5:00 in new york city. this is the 5:00. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> kimberly: one of the most powerful agencies in our government abused power by targeting americans for political believes. americans are demanding answers, both today congress tried to get them by holding the first hearing on the irs scandal. outgoing commissioner steven miller was asked to testify before the house ways and means committee. >> as acting commissioner i want to apologize on behalf of the irs for mistakes we made and poor service we provided. >> do you believe it is illegal for employees of the irs to create lists to targeted individual groups and citizens in this country? >> i don't believe it is. >> you know the terms tea party patriots were being used and you acknowledged they were outrageous. when you were asked about this after you were
FOX Business
May 13, 2013 11:00am EDT
dagen: thank you, stuart. a history of how well the irs has been used for political purposes. connell: good morning, everybody. i am connell mcshane. dagen: we learn more about the targeting of conservative groups. pressure mounting on the white house to act. connell: bernanke showing us the exit. new details on the feds plan to stop pumping money into the economy. dagen: president obama hosting britain's prime minister. we will take you there live. connell: k.t. mcfarland is just back from china where she retraced the steps of president nixon's visits. that is just ahead on markets now. ♪ connell: we will be all over this irs story. connell: we cannot forget that she is the tax reporter for years. nicole petallides at the new york stock exchange. nicole: we of gains. we have retail sales numbers that are better than expected. you are seeing a little bit of a pullback. the dow jones industrials down about 36 points right now. the tech heavy nasdaq is virtually flat right now. when you look at the dow jones industrial component, and intel and alcoa are the top. toyota motor,
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May 18, 2013 12:00pm EDT
state and a large chunk of the country. the irs now finds itself on the receiving end of scutny as the scand will grows. co-chair of the tea party said it is just the tip of the iceberg. and the investigation in the benghazi attack focuses on the independent review board. the house oversight committee wants ambassador pickering to tell how the obama's vow of the attack was done. hello, i am uma, live from the america's news head quarers in the nation's capitol starts right now. the growing irs scandal is putting the agency and leadership on the hot seat. the official who once led that unit targeting conservative groups has another job and one that could impact every american. she is in charge with handling the irs's implementation of obama care. >> democrats said there is no evidence that sarah ingram knew groups were targeted by the irs. but conservative groups said show was the head of the part of the agency and now sounding the alarm. this is how ingram's sal row increased and the bonuses she received when show took over the tax exemption business in two whwhere are 09. they
May 13, 2013 2:00pm PDT
stories tonight. the irs and benghazi. the president called one outrageous, the other a sideshow. let's start with the outrageous. taxes, if you're honest and pay them, the best feeling you get after april 15th, is, well, that's over with. you try to believe the system is basically fair, that those progressive rates really mean something, that those irs people who go over your returns really are looking to keep people honest and they're fair about it. how else can you deal with this? this is if you don't have some basic faith in the system, you can't even do your return. so this, my progressive independent reasonably conservative friends, is how we live in this country. how we try to be good citizens. and we are the ones, we are the ones most furious about this irs story that's just come out. do those people know what they've done to undermine the basic civic faith we've all got about not being chumps, being honest at tax time? to they know what they've done to the faith of this republic and what it can do to keep us who we are? there are the right wing people out there. they love thi
May 13, 2013 6:00pm PDT
concluded by saying there's no there there. we'll have more to come this hour and the other story, the irs story that the president also reacted to very strongly and with very sharp language. all ahead this hour. but this is one of those news days when the news was breaking like waves in the ocean. just one thing after the other. the largest late breaking wave of news today was about the associated press. it is a story that both broken by the "associated press," and it is a story about them, as well. in what seems to be an unprecedented action, the department of justice has written to the "associated press" informing them that the justice department has been spying on their reporters. in a big widespread open-ended way in the "a.p." got no notice about until receiving the letter. specifically the justice department says it secretly obtained two months worth of phone records for more than 20 "a.p." phone lines. includes the main a.p. numbers in washington, d.c. and hartford, connecticut, as well as the a.p. officer for reporters who cover the house of representatives. and it covers the work
May 15, 2013 3:00pm PDT
the white house. president obama is about toik ma a statement on the irs controversy where officials are accused of selecting conservative groups for extra scrutiny. the president met with officials from the treasury department which oversees the irs. late this afternoon. earlier today attorney general eric holder testified about how he's ordered a criminal investigation into the irs controversy. joining me now, democratic strategist bob schumm and chris matthews. what do you want to hear from the president? >> i think reverend al, this is one area where i don't think the president has any guilt personally. any responsibility personally for what happened. he is, however, head of the executive branch. he has to offer for it. the united states government which has a certain image with certain people has a positive image with me but there are people out there on the right and the center right who don't like the government. this is an example they will argue of government malfeasance, corruption, bias, whatever. so he has to deal with it. he has to put out this fire. the way you put out
May 19, 2013 11:00am PDT
to the presidential's second-term agenda? president obama under a cloud of scandal, as congress bears down on irs officials who targeted conservative groups. >> this week confirms everything that the american public believes. this is a huge blow to the faith and trust the american people have in their government. >> the key questions now -- who initiated the targeting and why? who else in the administration knew? and why was congress misinformed for so long? with us this morning, the president's senior adviser, dan pfeiffer, the republican leader in the senate, mitch mcconnell of kentucky, and the man leading a congressional investigation into the irs, chairman of the house ways and means committee, dave camp. and later the political fallout from benghazi and the justice department seizure of phone records from the associated press. plus former secretary of defense donald rumsfeld returns to "meet the press." this time he's out of office and weighing in on the big issues in "rumsfeld's rooms: leadership lessons in politic, war and life." >> announcer: from nbc news in washington, the world's long
May 17, 2013 7:00am EDT
, on the irs targeting of conservative groups, which takes place at 9:00. the witness will include steven miller, the outgoing commissioner. if you'll also hear from the treasury inspector general for tax administration. that's at 9:00. you can watch it on c-span2, listen to it on c-span radio. a host of resources also available on concerning the hearing. yesterday the house took its 37 votes on "the affordable re loot total repeal of the lot. it passed. yesterday looked at toll repeal of the law. if you want to call us -- you can also reach us on social media on twitter. there are more than 100 postings on this topic on facebook. if you want to send us an e- mail, also. zelboraf day travail pipa the affordable care act -- there were several write ups yesterday looking at "the affordable care act. abc news has a little bit more the breakdown of some of the details of the votes when it comes to the process. it was said that michelle bachmann called for the vote shortly before 6:30. for our first 45 minutes of this morning we will look at the vote that took place yesterday. you c
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May 16, 2013 11:00pm PDT
: before we go if you've had problems with the irs go to are all over it on fb. >>> this is a fox news alert. we just learned that a second top official at the irs is going to leave amid the growing scandal. internal agency memo says joseph grant, commissioner of the tax exempt and government entities division will retire on june 3rd, and the point is he will retire on june 3rd. bob beckle, dana freen know, it's 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." >>> benghazi, the irs, the ap phone scandals. president obama is knee deep in three scandals that threaten his credibility. from the man who promised transparency, we sure don't seem to be getting very much. >> can you assure the american people that nobody in the white house knew about the agency's actions before your counsel's office found out on april 22nd? >> i can assure you that i certainly did not know anything about the ig report before the ig report had been leaked through press -- through the press. >> and it looks like attorney general eric holder is taking the cue from the boss. he was grilled on capitol hill yesterday abou
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May 19, 2013 8:00am PDT
nothing about the targeting allegations of the irs. and g.o.p. lawmakers are insiferting, we will answer that, what they knew, when -- or knew nothing at all. they are vowing to, quote, get to the bottom of this. peter doocy's tracking this for us live in the bethway. good morning. >> good morning. not only does the white house say they were oblivious to the white house policies that were unfairly targeting conservingative groups, but a white house senior adviser says when the white house put a bull's-eye on parties with tea party or conservative groups, it may not have been political at all. >> look at what the inspector general said in their report and to congress on friday. 1; there is no evidence of outside influence, other than this came directly from the irs. and 2; this was not based on politically motivation. >> the house chairman thinks much, much differently than the white house advisers. this morgue, he said, not only was the irs giving the conservative groups unfair scrutiny, but they were leaking private tax information to the public -- also for political reasons. ryan is pr
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May 13, 2013 8:00pm EDT
today. $3.95 a trade. neil: forget benghazi nothing scares americans more than the irs, that other threat from over there, and what officials here knew, and when they whether or not you it is one thing. unleashing the force to unwitting public is there are thing, i am neil cavuto, apology not accepted, many conservative groups still mad, demanding committee hearings and more, a scandal that seems almost nixonian. the irs admitting it targeted right wing groups for amounted to nothing less than harassment. this is not the case of a few irs agents "going rogue," this is the case of irs getting orders to go after republican or republican-leaning groups, but the question is, who gave those orders, and how high up did they go. for now obama administration says they are inappropriate. you know thing are bad when mainstream media is not buying it, that tells me between benghazi and this, the white house has the makings of a mess. self-motivated, and now self-detonated, we look at far reaching implication of this. of what it says about whether irs can be trusted. to whether the add mone ad
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May 18, 2013 12:00am EDT
welcome to hannity. tonight there is fresh fallout from the irs enemies list targeting conservatives. earlier today, lawmakers on capitol hill grilled the top official at the tax agency ousted commissioner steve miller during a firey hearing. now, there was several bomb shell revealations for starters during his testimony today miller admitted that the apology made last week by irs lawyer lois learner was staged. watch this. >> do you know miss celia roady a member of the advisory council on tax exempt and government entities? >> i do. >> was her question to ms. learner about targeting conservative groups planned in advance? >> i believe that we talked about that, yes. >> no, miller also acknowledged that the irs knew about the scandal in may of last year. since you were not able to watch owl of today's testimony here are some of the highlights. >> we were told no such targeting was happening. that isn't being misled. that is lying. >> this is very chilling for the american people. i know that where you are at and you are going to -- you are resigning and walking away f
May 13, 2013 5:30pm PDT
>> pelley: tonight, i.r.s. political targeting was wider than we thought. we've learned the tax agency singled out more than the tea party. the president reacts. >> that is outrageous. it is contrary to our traditions. >> pelley: wyatt andrews and nancy cordes are on the i.r.s. story. the mother's day gunman opens fire and 19 are wounded. mark strassmann is in new orleans with the pictures and the manhunt. the officer gravely wounded in a shootout with the boston bombing suspects speaks for the first time to john miller. technically you kind of died. >> i did. i did die, yes. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, the scandal at the i.r.s. is growing. today we've learned its targeting of political organizations went beyond the tea party. on friday, the i.r.s. apologized for singling out groups with the words "tea party" and "patriot" in their names. but now it turns out the i.r.s. targeted other groups based on the words "constitution" and "bill of rights." the i.r.s. blamed low-level employees and said that no high
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May 18, 2013 1:30pm PDT
just the beginning. an irs official targeting skoust groups, now in charge of the division to set and enforce health care laws. any search bachmann is fighting back. >> eric: the irs admitted to targeting conservative groups in deciding whether they would get nonprofit status. the same group is now charged with implementing and regulating obamacare. do we trust them to do analytical a fair and balanced way? >> already the irs is most feared federal agency there is. now, they made their life worse because they understand that the american people are catching on. they have to enforce obamacare for all americans. no one will escape this death like grip of the irs. people should be worried. i'm the author of a bill to repeal obamacare. that is very important bill. it got through the house of representatives and also the chair of the tea party caucus. it wasn't just the tea party that was targeted by the obama administration through the irs. it was also christians. people that support israel. people that are pro-growth and pro jobs, anti-debt. people that are conservatives. people that
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